Peanut butter

Question of the Day, June 19-20 2015 PB2

Have you heard of PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter)?
If so… Have you used it before?
If so… How have you use it?
(like… Recipes, Baking/Cooking with it, and etc.)
Please tell us about what you know about PB2

Right now I am munching on a piece of apple coated on one side with peanut butter.

I had not heard of PB2 before.

General advice is to avoid all things that are not whole foods (exceptions being refined vitamins, particularly Vit C).

Nothing wrong with putting a teaspoon of peanut butter in a smoothie.

And most peanut butters are made by roasting the peanuts prior to crunching them, which increases the amount of calories available but many other nutrients (like Vitamin C) are destroyed by heat treatment.

So if calories are what you need – roasted peanut butter is fine; but if you already have enough calories, then raw peanuts are better.

[followed by]

There is certainly a risk from aflatoxin, and it can be a problem, particularly if peanuts are stored damp for any length of time (but same goes for any food, particularly grains). see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aflatoxin
Peanuts, being a root crop, are more likely to be damp, and therefore get infected.

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Hi OM

I kinda agree, but am a bit more relaxed.

Aflatoxin producing fungi are found everywhere.

They can grow in any grain that is sufficiently damp. So if taking your approach you shouldn’t eat any corn or wheat or rice either 😉

One of the interesting statistics I found in my search of the cancer literature 5 years ago was around the incidence of lung cancer and smoking. The Northern Islands of Japan have one of the highest rates of smoking, but one of the lowest rates of lung cancer. What they do have is a culture of a largely plant based diet, with lots of fresh greens.

We all get cell lines going cancerous every day, but if our immune systems are in reasonable shape, then they deal with them.

I minimise exposure by using only companies I trust to have a very good supply chain and product control practices – in NZ that is PIC peanut butter.

I try to optimise my immune system with plant based diet, lots of fresh and raw food, lots of vit C, and mineral supplement.

Seems to be working 😉

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